Rohit Sharma, Indian cricket’s milestone man, turns 31

first_imgHappy Birthday Rohit Sharma!The hitman, as he is popularly known, is in the middle of a gruelling Indian Premier League season and is trying to help Mumbai Indians get their campaign back on track after a disappointing start.Rohit, who turns 31 today, recently smashed an unbeaten 56 to lead his team to an 8-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in Pune which helped Mumbai Indians stay afloat in the IPL.But IPL apart, Rohit had a very successful season with the bat for India last year when he amassed 1293 runs in 21 ODIs with six hundreds and five fifties. He was only behind captain Virat Kohli on the list of batsmen with most runs in 2017.Rohit has been India’s most prolific opener in the 50-over format which is why he is one of the key reasons behind the Men in Blue’s success since 2013, when he was promoted to the opener’s slot by then skipper MS Dhoni.At 31, he holds some of the most significant batting records in international cricket.He is the only batsman in the world to smash three double hundreds in ODIs and holds the record for the highest individual score of 264 in the 50-over format.Rohit is also the joint-record holder for the fastest century in T20 internationals when he slammed a ton in just 35 balls against Sri Lanka in Indore last year.He is also the only captain to win three IPL titles while leading the Mumbai Indians. This season he has been inconsistent with the bat but still managed to score 196 runs in 7 games so far at 32.66 with two half-centuries.advertisementMumbai however, have failed to fire as a team and are currently placed sixth in the IPL points table with two wins in seven games. Rohit’s team has always been slow-starters in the league and have gained momentum in the second half of the tournament.But they already have a huge task at hand of winning at least six more matches to have a chance on paper to make the playoffs.Rohit therefore, has a huge task at hand at the moment and will have to find a way to keep inspiring MI and keep the winning run going.But even amidst the stiff competition, wishes poured in for Rohit on social media.Birthday boy @ImRo45 was spotted with his better half at the Pune airport yesterday!#CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #HappyBirthdayRohit pic.twitter.com/B2al1LXnP5Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 30, 2018Wishing @ImRo45 the happiest of birthdays. May you continue to score big runs and enthrall everyone with your exemplary strokeplay. Wishing you success always. #HappyBirthdayRohitVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 30, 2018Wish you a very happy birthday @ImRo45! Have a wonderful day, and a fantastic year ahead!cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) April 30, 2018With @ImRo45 , talent Ki Tanki is always full. He is my favourite batsman to watch and I really love watching him bat. May you continue to prosper and shine and keep the talent alive always. #HappyBirthdayRohit pic.twitter.com/tN0FrVX0hKVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 30, 2018Happy birthday to the cool, calm and stylish @ImRo45 . Rohit, you are delightful to watch always and in the coming year as well, may you achieve the standards you have set for yourself. #HappyBirthdayRohit ! pic.twitter.com/Jk2kbVIaH2Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 30, 2018To the man who makes playing cricket look like a cake walk!! Inke naam mein hi HIT hai. Wishing you a very, very happy birthday, @ImRo45! May you have a super duper HIT year ahead. pic.twitter.com/eZfGPyBxEWSuresh Raina (@ImRaina) April 30, 2018Happy Birthday @ImRo45Wish you more success and happiness as always!????#HappyBirthdayHitman pic.twitter.com/P4vBZoAhwJK L Rahul (@klrahul11) April 30, 2018Happy birthday to my partner in crime @ImRo45. There is never a dull moment when you are around. #HappyBirthdayRohit #friendship pic.twitter.com/99xpkvW6X1Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 30, 2018Happy birthday Hit-man @ImRo45 . Keep smashing the records. #HappyBirthdayRohitManish Pandey (@im_manishpandey) April 30, 2018Happy Birthday @ImRo45 Keep hitting those double centuries. #Hitman #HappyBirthdayRohitVijay Shankar (@vijayshankar260) April 30, 2018last_img read more

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World Cup 2018: Morocco coach refuses to be critical after exit

first_imgMorocco became the first side to be knocked out of 2018 FIFA World Cup after they lost their Group B encounter against Portugal on Wednesday.The African nation, who lost their first match 1-0 against Iran, suffered another defeat by the scoreline as Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Portugal.The Portuguese striker scored in the fourth minute to put his country ahead, but Morocco created a lot of chances in the second half. However, the failure of their players to capitalise on the opportunities led to their elimination.Despite the loss, an emotional Morocco coach Herve Renard said he was proud of his players.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”I’m not disappointed about the performance, I’m happy with it and very proud of my players,” Renard said. “As in the first game, we had a lot of chances and I won’t criticise anyone.”Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s goal was his 85th for Portugal and now he is the leading scorer in world football from an European nation. He overtook Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas (84 goals)to go on top of the list. They are followed by his compatriot Sandor Kocsis (75) and German great Miroslav Klose (71).With four points in the bag and Morocco almost out, Portugal’s chances of making the next round was handed a slight boost but a lot will depend on the late night kick off between Iran and 2010 World Champions Spain. However, the Real Madrid star is not ready to think about that is happy with the three points from this match.advertisementFIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLE”I’m happy I scored the goal but the most important thing is that we won the game. We have to think match by match in order to progress,” said Ronaldo.Portugal coach Fernando Santos, however, was not too pleased with the performance.”We have to look at this and we have to talk about it,” Portugal coach Santos said. “We lost control of the game, we misplaced a lot of passes, we lost confidence.”It was inexplicable. If in a match against players like they have, if you don’t have the ball, they will wear you down and you get into trouble,” said Santos.But, he was all praise for Ronaldo, who he thinks is like port wine.”Cristiano is like a Port wine,” Portugal coach Santos said about his talismanic captain. “He knows how to refine his capacity and age at his best. He is constantly evolving, contradictorily to the other players.He knows himself and he knows what he can do. What he does now is not what he did three or four years ago, and not what he will be doing in a few years from now,” said the 63-year-old.last_img read more

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SIOUX CITY POLICE ARREST ONE ROBBERY SUSPECT

first_imgA SIOUX CITY MAN WANTED FOR A RASH OF RECENT ROBBERIES WAS LOCATED IN SOUTH SIOUX CITY AND ARRESTED LASTNIGHT.SIOUX CITY POLICE SAY 36 YEAR OLD JASON MARLIN WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT AT 7:10 P.M.HE WAS BOOKED INTO THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL FOR 1ST DEGREE THEFT AND 2ND DEGREE ROBBERY.AUTHORITIES CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR TWO OTHER MEN INVOLVED IN SEVEN RECENT ROBBERIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY.IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THESE CRIMES, PLEASE CALL 258-TIPS.last_img

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Paddle in style with the Boardworks SHUBU Sport

first_img Editors’ Recommendations There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Stand-up paddling (SUP) has gone from a trendy outdoor fad to mainstream fitness and backcountry sport. With everything from long distance racing, SUP yoga, and even SUP whitewater, with the right board you can go anywhere on the water. Of course, not everyone has the space to store or travel with a rigid ten foot board. That’s where Boardworks Surf new SHUBU Sport ($899) comes in.Related: The Manual’s SUP Guide | Find Adventure at the GoPro Mountain GamesThe SHUBU Sport (it stands for Show Up and Blow Up) is a near perfect all-purpose utility board for those looking to get into SUP. At ten feet six inches long, and thirty-two inches wide, it is stable in all conditions and under a heavier load. We’ve been using our demo board to get into some of the local alpine lakes around Salt Lake City for some SUP yoga sessions (almost always accompanied by a fall in the water) and mellow white water excursions.The diamond groove, EVA foam, deck pad is incredibly grippy, which is especially helpful in rough water or when fighting a lunker of a lake trout. We’ve had no problems with balance when loading it up with a daytrip’s worth of gear either. At the front is a bungee system that will lock down light items – we usually bring along a small drybag for essentials and clip on a leash to the dog’s life jacket so we can keep track of them. Our only real gripe is that the back of the board doesn’t a bungee or d-ring system to lash something a little bigger down. However, this forces us to pack smarter and not overload the board when out on the lake, so we can’t really complain.Packing up the SHUBU is a breeze. The high pressure valve deflates in seconds, letting you fold up the board from tail to tip. Boardworks’ carry pack holds your board, pump, and patch kit with ease. The entire package easily fits in the trunk of your car. For approach hikes, the entire package weighs in just over thirty pounds, so you won’t be dead tired after a short hike with it on your back.Whether you’re a novice paddler looking for your first board, or a veteran SUP athlete in search of an easy to use all-purpose paddler, the SHUBU Sport hits all the right notes. You won’t find much competition at its pricepoint for inflatable boards, an even then, none of them compete with its light weight, easy handling, and portability. Oru’s Origami-Inspired Inlet Kayak Will Be the World’s Most Portable Watercraft last_img read more

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Petronas Floats Out First PFLNG Hull in South Korea

first_imgPETRONAS, April 8, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom PETRONAS has launched the hull of its first floating liquefied natural gas (PFLNG 1) facility at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea.The facility, scheduled to be completed in Quarter 4 of 2015, will be the world’s first floating LNG facility in operation.The launch, which took place on 5 April 2014, saw the 365-metre-long hull – equivalent to three NFL football fields in length – float out at a dock and launched to anchor at a quayside of DSME shipyard where the facility is being constructed. This phase marks another milestone in the development of the facility and signifies the near-completion of hull construction works, less than 10 months since the cutting of the first steel in June 2013.PETRONAS’ Vice-President and Venture Director of LNG Projects (Domestic), Gas & Power Business Datuk Abdullah Karim said, “It is an impressive achievement that we launch the hull within a short time frame following the keel laying process that began on 6 January 2014. In addition, the project has also achieved more than 5.5 million total safe man-hours since the project commenced in March 2012 with no occurrence of loss time incidents at the project site.”“PETRONAS is currently working closely with its strategic partners, Technip and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to ensure that the project is delivered safely, in accordance to project specification and quality, within cost and on schedule,” he added.The PFLNG1 vessel, also known as PFLNG SATU, will be moored in Malaysia’s Kanowit gas field, 180 kilometres offshore Sarawak and will produce 1.2 million tonnes of LNG per year. It will play a significant role in PETRONAS’ efforts to unlock the gas reserves in Malaysia’s remote and stranded fields currently deemed uneconomical to develop and evacuate and will help meet the growing demand for gas.The floating LNG facility is expected to change the landscape of the LNG business where the liquefaction, production, storage and offloading processes of LNG – previously only possible at onshore plants – will now be able to be carried out hundreds of kilometres away from land and closer to the offshore gas fields.The facility can also be the solution for early monetisation and more agile LNG production. My location Print  Closelast_img read more

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Frances Vinci formally takes over Belgrade airport

BELGRADE, Serbia — The airport division of French construction and concession company Vinci has started running the airport in Serbia’s capital after it was picked for the 25-year job.Officials said Wednesday at a ceremony at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport that Vinci Airports provided an upfront payment of 501 million euros ($564 million) and promised to invest another 730 million euros ($823 million) in new infrastructure.CEO Nicolas Notebaert says Vinci plans to make the airport a regional hub and triple the number of passengers from 5 million to 15 million a year.Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic says the concession is of “strategic importance” to Serbia.Vinci Airports is one of the top five international players in the airport sector.The Associated Press

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Nearly twothirds of global workforce in the informal economy – UN study

“The high incidence of informality in all its forms has multiple adverse consequences for workers, enterprises and societies and is a major challenge for the realization of decent work for all,” said Rafael Diez de Medina, the Director of the Department of Statistics at the UN International Labour Organization (ILO).The findings are revealed in ILO’s latest report, Women and men in the informal economy: A statistical picture. The study also provides comparable estimates on the size of the informal economy and a statistical profile of the sector, using criteria from more than 100 countries.“Having managed to measure this important dimension, now included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators framework, this can be seen as an excellent step towards acting on it, particularly thanks to more available comparable data from countries,” added Mr. Diez de Medina.The geographic distribution of employment in the informal sector presents a striking picture.For hundreds of millions of workers, informality means a lack of social protection, rights at work and decent working conditions – report author Florence BonnetIn Africa, 85.8 per cent of employment is informal. The proportion is 68.2 per cent in Asia and the Pacific, 68.6 per cent in the Arab States, 40 per cent in the Americas, and just over 25 per cent in Europe and Central Asia.In all, 93 per cent of the world’s informal employment is in emerging and developing countries.The report also found that informal employment is a greater source of jobs for men (63 per cent) than for women (58.1 per cent).“Out of the two billion workers in informal employment worldwide, just over 740 million are women,” said ILO, noting that they are mostly in informal employment in most low- and lower-middle income countries and are more often found to be the most vulnerable.Factors affecting level of informalityEducation is a major factor affecting the level of informality, the study has shown, noting that as the level of education increases, the level of informality decreases.“People who have completed secondary and tertiary education are less likely to be in informal employment compared to workers who have either no education or completed primary education,” said ILO.In addition, people living in rural areas are almost twice as likely to be in informal employment as those in urban areas, it added.According to Florence Bonnet, one of the authors of the report, data on these issues are crucial to design effective policies.“For hundreds of millions of workers, informality means a lack of social protection, rights at work and decent working conditions, and for enterprises it means low productivity and lack of access to finance,” she said. read more

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Lapplication Nokia Car Mode est enfin disponible

first_imgL’application Nokia Car Mode est enfin disponibleDes échos concernant l’application Nokia avaient résonné en septembre 2011. Quelques mois plus tard, le soft est enfin terminé et prêt à être téléchargé.D’après le blog officiel de Nokia, l’appli Car Mode est accessible au public. Celle-ci, avec son “mode voiture” rend l’utilisation de votre smartphone plus simple, une fois au volant de votre véhicule. Une version MirrorLink est également disponible pour les voitures compatibles. Il s’agit d’une norme de connectivité Internet optimisée et spécialement conçue pour l’habitacle de véhicules, permettant, entre autre, une connexion directe à bord. L’application propose également la navigation Nokia turn-by-turn, les mises à jour du trafic, Nokia Music et les appels vocaux tout en conduisant.Désormais disponible sur le Nokia Store, l’application Nokia Car Mode sera gratuite mais pas le MirrorLink, coûtant aux environ d’une grosse vingtaine d’euros).Pour info, l’application est compatible avec les Nokia Belle et le prochain N9. Le 5 janvier 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Portlander released from East Timor jail

first_imgPORTLAND — A U.S. traveler detained for months in East Timor has been released from prison. Stacey Addison, 41, of Portland was arrested in September shortly after crossing the border into the Southeast Asian nation. The veterinarian was sharing a taxi with a stranger who asked the driver to stop the car so he could pick up a package. Police stopped the vehicle, determined the package contained methamphetamine and took everybody to the station. Addison was released from jail after a few days, but was ordered to remain in East Timor during the investigation. Then, in October, a prosecutor persuaded a court to rescind Addison’s conditional release and she was taken to a women’s prison despite not being charged with a crime. “I am overjoyed to learn of Dr. Stacey Addison’s release from prison,” said U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., who had been working to secure Addison’s freedom. “This is wonderful Christmas news.”Addison’s mother, Bernadette Kero of Klamath Falls, Ore., said in a phone interview she is “tremendously relieved,” and will be even more so when her daughter gets her passport returned. For now, Addison is staying at the guest house of former President Jose Ramos-Horta. Kero said she spoke with Stacey twice on Christmas Eve, and her daughter, though obviously happy, was still in some disbelief over the whole situation.last_img read more

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Holey Artisan cafe attack case charge sheet by Dec Monirul

first_img.Chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit Monirul Islam on Sunday said that the charge sheet in Holey Artisan cafe attack case will be submitted by this month, reports UNB.A total of five accused in the case have already been arrested and all of them gave confessional statements, he said while talking to newsmen at the DMP media centre in the city.Some other militants involved in the attack died in different anti-militant drives, Monirul said.The militants launched the attack to draw the attention of Islamic State (IS) group and put the government in trouble, he added.A total of 22 people — nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladesh-born American, and two Bangladeshis — were killed in the terror attack on the restaurant on 1 July, 2016.last_img

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BRI fits Bangladeshs priorities Gowher Rizvi

first_imgPrime minister’s international affairs adviser Gowher Rizvi along with other guests at the launching ceremony of “The Belt and Road” at the Dhaka University on Saturday. Photo: UNB Ahead of the second BRI Summit in Beijing, prime minister’s international affairs adviser Gowher Rizvi on Saturday said Bangladesh welcomed China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as it fits Bangladesh’s national priorities.“Bangladesh is proud to be part of this initiative,” he said while addressing the launching ceremony of the first magazine in Bangladesh, “The Belt and Road” exclusively covering the highlights of the vision of “The Belt and Road Initiative” held at the auditorium of Institute of Modern Languages at Dhaka University.Some 37 heads of state or government will attend the second Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation to be held in Beijing from 25-27 April.Charge d’Affaires at the Chinese embassy in Dhaka Chen Wei, former ambassador Muhammad Azizul Haque and professor of DU’s International Relations department Delwar Hossain addressed the launching programe chaired and moderated by former ambassador Selina Mohsin.In fact, Gowher said, long before the BRI was announced they had their own BCIM (Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar) Economic Corridor which is essentially a reduced version of the Belt and Road Initiative.He said the creation of BRI along with other initiatives is an important opportunity for development of the region. “Bangladesh is extremely successful in managing its foreign relations,” he added.Prof Li Tao, executive director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at Sichuan University in China, recently told UNB that Bangladesh holds an important ‘geopolitical strategic position’ in the BRI that offers ‘great potential’ to strengthen economic and trade cooperation between Bangladesh and China.“We should strengthen cooperation between the two governments, and at the same time focus on strengthening inter-party exchanges,” she said.The BRI is a multi-billion-dollar initiative launched by Chinese president Xi Jinping. This mega initiative emerged when president Xi came to power in 2013.During Xi’s historic visit to Dhaka in 2016, Bangladesh formally joined the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’, a drive which has already drawn the close attention of the world.The Centre for East Asia Foundation (CEAF), a non-profit and non-political independent study circle launched the magazine.Along with the publication, a website dedicated to “The Belt and Road Initiative’ – bri-ceafbd.com – was also launched. The publication will have Bengali and English sections for wider audience.Executive director of the foundation Nasim Mahmmud said the traditional friendship between China and Bangladesh by land across the Himalayas and along the silk routes date back to over 2000 years.The BRI initiative aims to strengthen infrastructure, trade and investment links between China and more than 65 other countries.The Centre for East Asia Foundation has decided to highlight and popularise the great vision of China, “The Belt and Road Initiative”, among policymakers and stakeholders as well as general populace of Bangladesh.last_img read more

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Indian professor says women who wear jeans give birth to transgenders

first_imgDr. Rajith Kumar, a botany professor at Kalady’s Sree Sankara College in India, believes that women who wear jeans ultimately end up giving birth to ‘transgenders’ and autistic children. GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ‘Rajith Kumar has been consistently propagating superstitious and sexist ideas. We are mulling legal action against him for making such derogatory comments,’ the minister said.Previous instancesOther Indian professors have come under fire in the past for sexist and homophobic comments.Last month, Professor Jouhar Munavvir of India’s Farook College said women who fail to wear a hijab properly were deliberately exposing their chests like ‘slices of watermelons on display.’ This comment led to droves of female students protesting in what they called the ‘Watermelon March.’In 2017, a Mumbai college principal claimed that women who dress like men develop reproductive disorders.‘I have heard theories on why girls suffer from PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) at an early age,’ the principal said. ‘When they dress like men, they start thinking or behaving like them. There is a gender role reversal in their head. Due to this, the natural urge to reproduce diminishes right from a young age and therefore they suffer from problems like PCODs.’Scientists confirmed that this claim was false.‘Girls do not suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) because of clothes. It is caused by hormonal imbalance,’ said psychiatrist Anjali Chhabria.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Recently, on a live television show, Kumar said ‘…a woman who dresses up like a man, what will be the character of the child she gives birth to? These children are called “transgenders” or “napumsakam.” Hijra.’The words ‘napumsakam’ and ‘hijra’ are South Asian terms for intersex and transgender people.This is not the first time Kumar has come up with ludicrous sexist and homophobic theories.Kumar stressed that ‘good’ children are only born to men who dress and act like men, and women who dress and act like women.‘When a woman degrades her womanhood and a man degrades his manhood, the girl born to them is man-like. The child this girl later gives birth to will be a transgender,’ he stated.He defended his views by claiming they were ‘based on science and years of experience.’ReactionIn response to Kumar’s remarks, State Minister for Health and Social Welfare, KK Shylaja, banned him from participating in government programs.center_img Australia ‘No’ camp claims boys will be forced to wear dresses to school after equal marriage voteTrans activists are urging a boycott of Matt Bomer’s film AnythingFour trans people sue Ohio for banning gender changes on birth certificatesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/indian-professor-says-women-wear-jeans-give-birth-transgenders/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Indian professor Dr. Rajith Kumarlast_img read more

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Australia to witness record cruise season

first_imgAustralia is about to experience another record cruise season, according to new figures from the Cruise Lines International Association Australasia.The data shows that its member cruise lines will have 36 ships in Australian waters between 1 October and 30 April 2015, making a total of 642 calls to Australian ports.CLIA general manager Brett Jardine said that 18 of the ships would make a total of 253 roundtrip cruises from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle over the 2014-15 summer – an increase of 51 on 2013 numbers.“This summer we’ll be seeing growth across the board – not only have the number of member line ships cruising our waters risen from 34 to 36, the total number of Australian calls by those ships has risen from 588 last year to 642 this year. In addition, the number of roundtrip cruises has also increased significantly, which means there’ll be greater economic returns all round,” Mr Jardine said.“It’s also wonderful to see there’ll be 38 maiden port calls, up from 17 last year. So many maiden visits, particularly in regional towns, means that more holidaymakers are being introduced to more parts of Australia, which is great news for local communities.”The 36 ships includes seven which are based in Australia year round.Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

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Mortgage Rates Rise as Turbulent Financial Markets Settle Down

first_img Financial Markets Freddie Mac Mortgage Interest Rates 2016-03-03 Staff Writer Mortgage Rates Rise as Turbulent Financial Markets Settle Down March 3, 2016 606 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Newscenter_img After two months of consecutive declines in mortgage interest rates Freddie Mac reported that they have finally moved upward amidst subsiding financial market turbulence.Freddie Mac reported in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.64 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending March 3, 2016. This rate is up from last week when it averaged 3.62 percent, but down from year ago when it averaged 3.75 percent.The 15-year FRM averaged 2.94 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.93 percent. The 15-year FRM averaged 3.03 percent a year ago at this time.According to Freddie Mac, the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.84 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.79 percent. This rate averaged 2.96 percent last year at this time.Sean Becketti, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac said, “The market turbulence that kicked off the year subsided at the end of February, providing at least a temporary break in the flight to quality. Treasury yields approached their highest level in a month, boosting the 30-year mortgage 2 basis points this week to 3.64 percent. Despite this welcome breather, Fed officials have been highlighting the downside risks to the economic outlook, and the market expects the Fed to refrain from any further short-term rate increases for now.”Alhough interest rates ticked up slightly, they still remain at historical lows, which is not motivating homebuyers to purchase a home.Mortgage applications fell 4.8 percent this week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association(MBA). On an unadjusted basis, applications fell 7 percent.  Refinance applications decreased 7 percent from last week to 58.6 percent of total applications, falling to its lowest level since January 2016.  Purchase applications declined 1 percent from one week earlier, while the unadjusted purchase applications increased 14 percent compared with the previous week and was 27 percent higher than the same week one year ago. Sharelast_img read more

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Langham Hotels International LHI is set to open

first_imgLangham Hotels International (LHI) is set to open a new boutique resort, Langham Place Samui at Lamai Beach, in November, 2009, following the signing of its latest management contract with Gurich Company Limited.Located on the Island of Samui, the latest addition to Langham’s portfolio of five-star hotels is for fun-loving, young-at-heart travellers who enjoy the finer things in life. Langham Place Samui at Lamai Beach enjoys prime position beachside and is comprised of a chic modern village of 77 stunning villas and suites, many featuring personal plunge pools and views over the Gulf of Thailand.www.langhamhotels.comlast_img

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Orphanides willing to answer fraud allegations

first_imgTHROUGH his lawyer, former Central Bank chief Athanasios Orphanides indicated yesterday that he was willing to appear in court to answer fraud charges.Orphanides is a defendant in a private criminal prosecution regarding the alleged fraudulent selling of bank securities.A Limassol resident has initiated the case against members of the former Laiki (Popular) Bank brass and Orphanides as Central Bank governor at the time, claiming he was duped into buying €400,000 worth of high risk, high-yield bonds.An arrest warrant is pending against Orphanides for failing to turn up in court on previous dates.The former Central Bank governor is currently teaching in the United States.But his lawyer informed the judge yesterday that Orphanides’ no-show should not be seen as contempt of court.Orphanides had been unable to attend due to his busy schedule, but would be available in June, his lawyer Efstathios Efstathiou said.“My client has nothing to hide,” Efstathiou told reporters at the Limassol district courthouse.He added that Orphanides rejects the fraud charges brought up against him.The judge set March 17 as the date for the first hearing, but it’s doubtful whether any of the defendants will show up.Also facing charges are former Laiki chairman Andreas Vgenopoulos, former Laiki CEO Efthymios Bouloutas, and former Laiki brass, Neoclis Lyssandrou, Christos Stylianides, Panayiotis Kounnis; Andreas Kalisperides and Spyros Georgiou, and Laiki Bank as a legal entity.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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